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Re: [CASDW-ACR] a request for ideas on a course - from Graham & Natasha

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Theresa Hyland <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:55:26 -0500

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Interesting!  Of course, a separate course is ideal.  We didn't have 
that luxury, but I believe there are people working on creating a course 
at the Faculty of Education.  Theresa.

Natasha Artemeva wrote:
> Thanks, Theresa. In our context second language writing is taught in
> a separate undergraduate course because many of our student do a 
> concurrent CTESL program and go on to teach abroad.
>
> Natasha Artemeva, Ph. D.
> Associate Professor
> School of Linguistics and
> Language Studies
> Carleton University
> 1125 Colonel By Drive
> Ottawa, Ontario
> Canada
> K1S 5B6
>
> Tel.+1 (613) 520-2600 ext.7452
> Fax +1 (613) 520-6641
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> http://www.carleton.ca/slals/faculty/linguistics/artemeva.html
>
>
>
>
> Theresa Hyland wrote:
>> Hi Natasha and Graham.  I'm sorry I didn't get around to responding 
>> to your first call for ideas.  I  taught a Teaching Writing Course at 
>> Western that was at the 200 level (i.e. for senior students).  I 
>> included much of what you have here (apart from the "teaching in the 
>> workplace" which I think is very good.).  I also included a unit on 
>> teaching ESL students in the classroom and the different problems/ 
>> needs that they present to a writing instructor.  Many of the 
>> students I taught either went on to teach for a year or two in Korea, 
>> Japan or somewhere in South America, or found themselves dealing with 
>> ESL students in their high school or university classrooms,  so they 
>> found this a useful introduction to this kind of specialized 
>> teaching.  In this context we talked about plagiarism and ownership 
>> of ideas; critical thinking;  separation of ideas; grammar issues 
>> (i.e. writing with an accent vs. clarity of message)  and 
>> macrological problems of organization and style. Just a thought!  
>> Theresa.
>>
>> Natasha Artemeva wrote:
>>> Apologies for cross-posting
>>>
>>> We would like to thank everybody who responded to Graham's request 
>>> for ideas for our new 4th-year "Teaching Writing" course.
>>> Below we have included our course description below:
>>> ************
>>> Carleton University
>>> School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS)
>>>
>>> LALS 4906: Teaching Writing in School and the Workplace
>>> Winter 2010 – Tuesday & Thursday 11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
>>> Instructors: Graham Smart & Natasha Artemeva
>>>
>>> Course description
>>>         This course will introduce students to current approaches to 
>>> the teaching of writing.  We will examine theoretically-informed 
>>> methods and strategies for teaching writing in school—at the 
>>> elementary, secondary, college, and university levels—as well as in 
>>> workplace settings.  In addition to reading and discussing published 
>>> work on writing pedagogy, students will have an opportunity to apply 
>>> the methods and strategies discussed to curriculum design—that is, 
>>> to integrating the teaching of writing into different subject areas 
>>> and disciplines.  The writing assignments for the course will 
>>> include short weekly responses to the readings and individual and 
>>> small-group learning projects.  The course will be of interest to 
>>> future and current teachers, university writing tutors, workplace 
>>> writing coaches and editors, and professional writing consultants. 
>>> Course topics
>>> •    Brief historical background on the teaching of writing in 
>>> school and workplace settings.
>>> •    Brief introduction to relevant socio-cultural theories of 
>>> language and learning.
>>> •    Teaching a process approach to writing: strategies for planning 
>>> and drafting; evaluating
>>>      and revising; editing.
>>> •    Responding to student writing.
>>> •    Assessing student writing.
>>> •    Reading and writing.
>>> •    Using the Internet and other digital resources for teaching 
>>> writing.
>>> •    Integrating the teaching of writing into different subject 
>>> areas and disciplines.
>>> •    Writing in the Disciplines (WID); academic writing centres.
>>> •    Teaching writing in workplace settings: in-house coaching and 
>>> editing; consulting.
>>>
>>> Prerequisite: The course requires third-year standing.
>>>
>>> Graham Smart – [log in to unmask]   (613) 520-2600 (ext. 2000)
>>> Natasha Artemeva – [log in to unmask]    (613) 520-2600 
>>> (ext. 7452)
>>> *************
>>> Natasha & Graham
>>>
>>>  
>>>>> Graham Smart wrote:
>>>>>     
>>>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We’re currently designing a^ 4th-year course here at Carleton on 
>>>>>>         
>>> the 
>>>>>> teaching of writing.   The title of the course is “Teaching         
>>> Writing in 
>>>>>> School and the Workplace.”  Here’s our working calendar         
>>> description:
>>>  
>>>>>> *Course description*
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Approaches to teaching writing in elementary and secondary 
>>>>>> school,         
>>> in 
>>>>>> university, and in the
>>>>>>
>>>>>> workplace.  Discussion of writing pedagogies as viewed from 
>>>>>> socio-cultural perspectives on
>>>>>>
>>>>>> language and learning.  The course will be of interest to future 
>>>>>>         
>>> and 
>>>>>> current teachers, workplace
>>>>>>
>>>>>> trainers, editors, and writing consultants.
>>>>>> *Outcomes*
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ·         Participants will have a broad understanding of current 
>>>>>> approaches to teaching writing in school (elementary, secondary, 
>>>>>> university) and workplace.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ·         Participants will have had experience applying one of 
>>>>>>         
>>> these 
>>>>>> approaches in at least one school or workplace setting.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>> With this in mind, we have a couple of questions to ask you:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1)     We would like to pitch the course to students in various 
>>>>>> departments here at Carleton as a good item to have on a résumé 
>>>>>>         
>>> for 
>>>>>> someone planning to apply for teachers’ college.  But of course 
>>>>>> we         
>>> only 
>>>>>> want to make this claim if it’s reasonable.  Do you think this 
>>>>>>         
>>> would be 
>>>>>> a valid claim for us to make?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2)     Do you know any ‘must-have’ readings that you would         
>>> recommend?
>>>  
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks very much,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Graham and Natasha
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -------------------------------
>>>>>> Graham Smart
>>>>>> Associate Professor
>>>>>> Carleton University
>>>>>> School of Linguistics &
>>>>>>    Language Studies
>>>>>> 215 Paterson Hall
>>>>>> 1125 Colonel By Drive
>>>>>> Ottawa, Ontario
>>>>>> Canada K1S 5B6
>>>>>>         
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Natasha Artemeva, Ph.D.
>>> Associate Professor
>>> School of Linguistics and Language Studies;Carleton University       
>>> 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6;       Tel. +1 (613) 
>>> 520-2600 ext.7452
>>>
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